If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident due to another driver’s recklessness or negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and recover financial compensation for your losses. However, in order to do so, you need to prove the other driver is liable, or at-fault, for the accident. Building a case with solid evidence to prove your claim puts you in the best position for maximum financial compensation. An accident reconstructionist can help your injury case by offering evidence that can prove the other party’s liability.
What Is Accident Reconstruction?
Accident reconstruction looks at all factors and evidence available in a crash to draw conclusions about the events that happened leading up to the crash as well as the cause(s) of the accident. Accident reconstruction experts thoroughly examine the evidence at hand, including:
- The vehicles involved in the the accident
- Photographs of the vehicle, crash scene and injuries
- Police statements
- Witness statements
- Cell phone records
- The ‘black box’ of a vehicle that records speed and other factors
- Medical records
- Road conditions
After reviewing the evidence at hand, the accident reconstructionist will draw conclusions about the accident including:
- Driver errors
- Any defective parts that may have contributed to the crash
- Dangerous road conditions
By evaluating evidence and drawing conclusions about liability, the accident reconstruction report becomes a crucial element of a personal injury case. In vehicle accident claims that involve serious injury, they are often used as evidence when filing a personal injury claim.
How an Accident Reconstruction Expert Can Help Your Injury Case
An accident reconstruction expert can help your injury case when liability for the accident is in question, the cause of the accident is not well understood, and/or you need to prove a faulty or defective vehicle part was part of the cause of the crash. Accident reconstructionists are experts in multiple fields, such as car dynamics, physics, law enforcement, engineering and specialized software. After investigating the crash, they will put together a written report and/or visual simulation of the accident.
A visual simulation of the accident can be especially worthwhile if your case requires a lengthy or complicated explanation as to the cause. Visuals are also helpful if the case can't be resolved in settlement and goes to a trial.
Hiring an Accident Reconstructionist
If your case could benefit from an accident reconstructionist, your personal injury attorney should be able to recommend and hire an expert, as they would other expert witnesses who may be needed. By hiring an accident reconstructionist, you are bolstering your case with solid evidence and increasing your chances of maximizing your compensation in the claim.
Most of the time, accident reconstructionists are used in car accident cases involving serious injury and/or high claim demands. Insurance companies routinely employ or hire experts to bolster this side. It’s in your best interest to bring as strong of a case as possible when you file a claim or lawsuit.
Get Help with Your Injury Case
At Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we believe in exceptional client care, empathy, and results. That’s what makes us one of the highest rated personal injury law firms in the area. With offices across New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, we’ve got you covered. If you need help getting full and fair compensation for your injuries after an accident, contact us today for a free consultation.